Academy Awards
Entertainment  /  Published 23.09.22

6 Ang Lee films to watch

In 2012, Lee adapted Yann Martel’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel Life of Pi, which was once touted as unadaptable for the big screen. The survival drama tells the incredible story of Pi Patel, ...
By Saikat Chakraborty in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 14.09.22

5 films by Parasite director Bong Joon-ho

This 2017 action-adventure film distributed by Netflix is Bong Joon-ho’s second collaboration with an American production company with Hollywood stars. Okja features Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, St...
By Saikat Chakraborty in Calcutta

World  /  Published 26.08.22

Germany sends anti-war drama to Oscars

A jury in Munich decided on Wednesday evening which production should get a chance to win the best international feature film Academy Award in 2023 — and selected "All Quiet on the Western ...
By Deutsche Welle

Entertainment  /  Published 16.08.22

1973 Oscars: Academy apologises to actress

What happened at the 1973 event? In a 60-second speech, she explained that Brando could not accept the award due to "the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry." "He...
By Deutsche Welle

Entertainment  /  Published 09.08.22

Why Thirteen Lives is a must-watch

One of the major themes of Thirteen Lives is the significance of spirituality in Thai culture. With a short story of the spiritual significance of the Doi Nang Non mountain, Howard keeps drawing atten...
By Saikat Chakraborty in Calcutta


Entertainment  /  Published 29.06.22

Kajol, Suriya now Academy members

Bollywood actress Kajol, Tamil actor Suriya and three others from the Indian film industry have been added to the members’ list of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. .  Besid...
By PTI, Entertainment Web Desk in Mumbai

Entertainment  /  Published 15.05.22

IIFA postponed to mid-July 2022

The International Indian Film Academy on Sunday announced that it has decided to reschedule the 22nd edition of the IIFA Awards to July as the UAE declared a 40-day mourning period following the demis...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Mumbai

Entertainment  /  Published 23.04.22

Will spotted in India after slapgate

Academy Award winning actor Will Smith spotted in India after the slapgate scandal. Hollywood's film academy had banned Smith from attending the Oscars for 10 years after the best actor winner sl...
By Our Bureau in Mumbai

World  /  Published 29.03.22

Oscar slap echoes around the world

In an Academy Awards ceremony where an onstage altercation between Will Smith and Chris Rock overshadowed the honours, CODA from Apple TV+ won the Oscar for best picture, becoming the first film from ...
By Brooks Barnes, Nicole Sperling in Los Angeles

Lifestyle  /  Published 28.03.22

The Will Smith-Chris Rock debacle, and five other strange moments from the Oscars

Very rarely does it happen that an incorrect announcement is made about the most-anticipated category of an awards show. But if it’s the Oscars, nothing is impossible.  In this fiasco from...
By Upasya Bhowal


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